ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to SEM

Division: Humanities


The ESL Milestone Certificate: Pathway to SEM is designed to prepare English Language learners (ELLs) for the academic rigor of degree-applicable coursework in various Guided Pathways Meta Majors. Students completing these certificates have achieved academic English reading and writing skills at an advanced, post-secondary level; they have also achieved success in prerequisite or introductory coursework in a variety of degree, certificate, or general education patterns. These two elements combine to demonstrate significant achievement of a milestone along their SEM pathways to degrees, certificates, or transfer. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses - Complete the following courses in suggested sequence (10 units):
ESL 185 C Advanced Academic Reading and Writing 25
ESL 186 C College Writing Preparation for Non-Native Speakers5
Complete the following MATH course (4 units):
MATH 141 CCollege Algebra4
Complete one of the following courses (4-5 units):4-5
Preparation for General Chemistry5
General Chemistry I5
Elementary Physics4
Total Units18-19